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Encuentro ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.4
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.6

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Encuentro break guidePhoto by: Giovanni D'Alessandro

Encuentro Surf Guide

Encuentro in Amber Coast is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Both right (best) and left reef breaks.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Encuentro Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Encuentro:

The best conditions reported for surf at Encuentro occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:
Dominican Republic wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Encuentro sea temperature, Encuentro photographs, Encuentro detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Encuentro webcams, current wind from Amber Coast live weather stations and Encuentro tide predictions. The Dominican Republic swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Dominican Republic and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Dominican Republic wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Encuentro

Encuentro Surf:

Friday, 14 August 2020, 20:57 Local time
Friday 14Sat
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
E 15
ESE 15
ESE 15
Wind State cross cross-

Tide Times:

At Sosua (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Encuentro Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Puerto Plata IN Airport, 5 km from Encuentro.

light winds from the E

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
28 °C

Current weather near Encuentro

Overall Encuentro Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Encuentro: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Encuentro: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

hurricane bill, Encuentro photo


Photo credit: s.delara

A little sprayin', Encuentro photo


Photo credit: Encuentro

Bobo Peralta, Encuentro photo


Photo credit: Giovanni D'Alessandro

Encuentro NORTE photo


Photo credit: Gabriel Saudades

Francisco: the best grom of Encuentro! photo


Photo credit: francisco anglani cornielle

Encuentro Location Maps

Encuentro Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Amber Coast surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Encuentro

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Encuentro:

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Wave buoys nearest to Encuentro:

Tide stations nearest to Encuentro:

  • Closest tide station
    0 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto Plata
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Gaspar Hernandez
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Rio San Juan
    30 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    51 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Encuentro is Gregorio Luperon International (Puerto Plata) Airport (POP) in Dominican Republic, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Encuentro is Cibao International (Santiago) Airport (STI), also in Dominican Republic, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Herrera International (Santo Domingo) Airport (HEX) in Dominican Republic, 155 km (96 miles) away.
  • Las Americas International (Santo Domingo) Airport (SDQ) in Dominican Republic is 174 km (108 miles) away.
  • Cap Haitien Airport (CAP) in Haiti is the fifth nearest airport to Encuentro and is 175 km (109 miles) away.
Encuentro break location map and break info